US issues new visa criteria for 6 Muslim nations

The new guidelines sent to U.S. embassies and consulates on Wednesday say that applicants from the six countries must prove a relationship with a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling in the U.S.

R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the “Star Wars” franchise.

I&M upgrading downtown electric grid

Crews began working Wednesday on Berry Street near the Allen County Courthouse. The power company is adding 45,000 feet of new primary cable.

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

The state of Michigan alleges in the suit that the city council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.